Garden waste & composting

All householders across Mendip can subscribe to a fortnightly garden waste collection service, which is chargeable.

Garden Waste Service suspended due to COVID-19 

All garden waste collections are suspended. So customers do not lose out financially, SWP is extending all subscriptions to take account of the disruption, however long it lasts. So, if disruption continues until the end of April 2020, the new annual subscriptions will last until the end of April 2021.

More information on Coronavirus

Garden Waste Renewal Notice 2020/21:  logo-somerset-waste-partnership

If you are already subscribers of the garden waste service, you will soon receive your renewal letter.  

Renew your Garden Waste subscription

Please read the terms and conditions you are signing up to when renewing.  

Garden Waste terms and conditions

Garden Waste Charges

Annual Charge

1st April to 31st March

Wheeled BinSacks (Packs of 10)

All districts in Somerset


New Garden Waste Subscribers

The garden waste subscription runs from 1st April to the 31st March the following year, if you would like to subscribe we recommend to apply in April 2020 to receive the full year.  

Payment is required in advance and is non-refundable. Please read the full garden waste terms and conditions for further information.

Garden Waste terms and conditions

Garden waste collections are fortnightly and usually on the alternate week to your refuse collection, although for some people the collection can be on a different day. There are no garden waste collections in the two weeks after Christmas and garden waste collections may be suspended during periods of severe weather.

To find out what day your waste is collected please search using your address:

Search using your address

Moving house?

Garden bins must be taken to your new address and not left at the old address, unless you are moving out of Somerset altogether. If you move to a new district within Somerset then please take their bin with you and we will replace it for the correct colour bin at your new home. Please complete the online form below if you move, or have a change of name. 

To cancel garden waste service

Refunds cannot be issued for cancelling the service during the year. If you no longer wish to use the service you can arrange for the bin to be collected. Simply complete the form below. 

Replacement bin or payment sticker 

Should you require a replacement proof of payment sticker for your garden waste bin please complete the form below.  

Home composting

If you would like to know more about turning your unwanted garden waste, vegetable peelings and non cooked kitchen waste into a free, nutritious material that puts the goodness back into the garden, visit the Somerset Waste Partnership's Home composting page.